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Bedford County TN Biographies


John F. Marion applied for revolutionary pension while living in Bedford County Tennessee in 1832. He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania October 14, 1760. While living in Mecklinburg County North Carolina, he enlisted in June, 1779, in Captain William Alexander’s and Captain Samuel Martin’s company, Colonel William Polks North Carolina regiment. During the battle of Eutaw Springs his horse was killed under him and he was wounded in his right leg. After ten months’ service he re-enlisted in Captain James Simons company, Colonel Wade Hamptons regiment of ligth horse in which he served eighteen months. After the War he moved to the Moravian settlement in North Carolina where he enlisted in a regiment of North Carolina troops raised for the protection of white settlers in what was then called the Cumberland settlement, now Middle Tennessee. He moved to Williamson County Tennessee, and later to Bedford County Tennessee, where he died.

Some Tennessee Heros of the Revolution Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1975, 167 pgs

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